My daughter is an advertiser’s dream. She watches adverts and keeps mental lists of all of the things she would like. And those lists just keep getting longer.
One of the things on the never-ending list was Gel-a-Peel. She loves jewellery and so the idea of being able to make her own sounded perfect to her but as the age recommendation is 8+ so I decided to wait until she was a little bit older.
One thing we hadn’t considered with Gel-a-Peel is using it to make cards and we were challenged to have a go at using the brand new Pearly Pastels Gel-a-Peel to make a Mother’s Day card. It is perfect to use for crafting cards. The gel itself comes in tubes with interchangeable nozzles that you can use to create different effects and it sticks really well to card.
As we had never used Gel-a-Peel before, I encouraged my daughter to have a practice on paper first to get the hang of it. Happy that she was able to use it, she set to work creating her first card. Once she got used to using the different nozzles, she really loved making her first design and it was certainly very colourful.
The Gel-a-Peel sticks really well to the card and dries quite quickly leaving a textured, almost 3D effect on the card which is very effective.
Not content with her original design which she claimed was too messy, with her second design, she lightly drew an outline in pencil and this really helped her to focus on design number two. Both cards looked great and I would definitely encourage her to use the Gel-a-Peel again to make a card with as the end result is really lovely.
Why not give Gel-a-Peel a try for making cards, it is easy to use and the results are really impressive. My daughter loved using it to make cards and even though she is slightly younger than the recommended age, she found it easy to use the tubes and the different nozzles (although she did leave the clearing up and cleaning out to me).
We were sent the Gel-a-Peel set to make Mother’s Day Cards. All opinions and images are our own.